Jeffery Daniel Paul "Jeff" Murray
1981 - 2024
Jeffery Daniel Paul "Jeff" Murray
Service Information
Service Date
Friday March 22, 2024
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral - Antigonish, NS. The celebration of Jeff's life will continue at St. Ninian Place following the Mass.
Requested Charity
CACL Antigonish or a charity of your choice
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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Jeffery Daniel Paul Murray, 42, on March 16, 2024, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax surrounded by his loving family and lifelong friends. He was a warrior who filled our lives with steadfast and unconditional love while fearlessly living each day with determination and optimism. 

Making friendships was natural for Jeffery, and everyone he encountered was graced with his loving, mischievous smile and a quick thumbs up. He taught us how to embrace life’s smallest offerings, the importance of inclusivity, and living a barrier free life. 

Jeffery achieved many goals in life that were once thought impossible and taught us to speak up for what we believe to be fair and just. He was an early advocate for disability awareness and educated local students on the importance of inclusion.

He was an original member of the Antigonish Therapeutic Riding Association. Jeff thoroughly enjoyed his volunteer hours spent at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and with Antigonish Challenger Baseball.

Jeffery was the proud owner of his own sailboat which he sailed independently in Antigonish and on the Bras D’Or Lakes.  He showcased his DJ skills at every given opportunity and was thrilled to entertain a crowd. His ultimate poker face allowed him to win many hands. He could be found at several sporting events cheering on his niece and nephews and local sport teams or socializing with friends at the pub. He was the number one devoted fan of the StFX men’s basketball team and had a special place courtside, rarely missing a game.  Coach K and Coach TV treated him like a valuable member of the team.

We will dearly miss his devious laugh, heroic approach to life and infectious smile that would light up a room.

He leaves behind his loving mother and number one advocate, Rita; his sister, Kerri-Lyn (Jason Brown); brother, Jonathon (Michelle); his niece and nephews, Marley, Ben, Andy, Sam, and Eli; and Godchildren, Chelsey and Clara. He will be sorely missed by his grandmother, Frances MacDonald. Jeffery was the apple of her eye. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, and cousins who cherished their time with him. 

He was predeceased by his hero and father, Brian; maternal grandfather, Garfield MacLean; his paternal grandparents, Harris and Phyllis Murray; and his guard dog, Duke.

Sincere gratitude is extended to all the wonderful care providers and medical personnel who made it possible for Jeffery to live independently in his own community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Ninian’s Cathedral at 11 a.m. on Friday March 22nd, 2024. Immediately following Mass, we welcome all to join us at St. Ninian’s Place to celebrate Jeffery’s Life through storytelling and reminiscing.

In memory of Jeffery, donations may be made to CACL Antigonish or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to C.L. Curry Funeral Home, and online condolences may be sent to




Jeffery Daniel Paul "Jeff" Murray